Meet Bili Rubin
Wednesday, 1 May, 2019
When tiny babies come in to be seen urgently (I’m talking newborns here, like in the first few weeks of life), they get everyone’s attention. Why is this? They’re cute and small, sure, but there are lots of medical reasons as well. There are many germs that hang around sick people, and sick kids are generally what are in urgent care offices and emergency departments. Germs and newborns are not a great combination, so we do our best infection control measures when the 5kg crew shows up. We try to have them spend as little time as possible out in the waiting room/reception area in contact
with the rest of the sick folks, and we place them in private rooms to avoid picking up anything extra than what they may have already presented with.